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    Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Hi!
    I've created a "LiveUSB" installation thumb of the latest stable version of Ubuntu on a Mac; and I can't get it to work.
    It boots fine, I can switch the language with the visual and choose the special boot options; but when I choose either to try or to directly install Ubuntu, the prompt get stuck here:


    I don't have much experience on Linux so I don't know what's going wrong...

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Boot from the disk at the options screen hit F6 and choose 'nomodset' from the popup list. Proceed. What happened?

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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
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    Boot from the disk at the options screen hit F6 and choose 'nomodset' from the popup list. Proceed. What happened?
    I'll try that now. In the meantime I made a USB thumb on Windows with Pen Drive Linux's USB Installer just to see what happens, and it got stuck here:
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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Same place. Try the F6>'nomodset'.
    Didn't work either...

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    Oh, I don't know if this would be useful info, but when I start the USB, when the purple splash screen with the square and the little man at the bottom appears; I have to quickly press F2 or something to have the Ubuntu menu on screen. If I let that splash screen pass without touching anything; the PC freezes with a black screen and I have to reboot it.
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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Authentication failure? This seems disrelated. But maybe not ...

    So, what happens after you hit F2? You get the Authentication Failure or the other one?

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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    I would try the alternate installer image but that's just me.

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    Re: Can't start my "LiveUSB"

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I would try the alternate installer image but that's just me.
    Certainly another alternative (no joke intended) and would avoid many potential graphics issues, one of which might be the OP's problem.

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